June 21, 2018
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Vanceboro man injured when tractor-trailer rolls onto side

Tim Cox | BDN
Tim Cox | BDN
A pickup truck headed south on Route 191 in Cooper passes a tractor-trailer that went off the road and rolled onto its side on Thursday.
By Tim Cox, BDN Staff

COOPER, Maine — A Vanceboro man was injured when the tractor-trailer he was driving went off the road on Route 191 and rolled onto its side Thursday afternoon.

Joshua Gass, 27, complained of shoulder pain after the accident, which was reported at about 3:32 p.m.

Gass was driving a 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer south on Route 191 when he went off the right side of the road, according to Maine State Trooper Andy Foss. He said that the tractor-trailer, hauling about 90,000 pounds of wood chips, rolled onto its side when it encountered the soft shoulder.

The accident occurred just south of Blueberry Lane in the vicinity of Cooper Hill.

Gass was taken by Downeast EMS to Calais Regional Hospital. His condition was not immediately known, although police said it was a minor injury.

The tractor-trailer was cordoned off with traffic pylons, and Foss said that it was to be unloaded by hand on Friday, then uprighted and towed away.

The tractor-trailer had thousands of dollars worth of damage, Foss said. He added that Gass was not charged.

Firefighters from Cooper and Alexander responded to the scene.


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